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Hundreds Pay Tribute To Former ‘CCO Weatherman Bud Kraehling

Generations of WCCO viewers knew him simply as “Bud,” the man who delivered weather reports in a down home, folksy way. Bud Kraehling died June 3 at the age of 96.

06/20/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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50 Years Of Ebony Fashion Fair

This is a new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

05/15/2015

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Minnesota Soldier Killed At Fort Hood Awarded Purple Heart

A Minnesota solider who died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been posthumously awarded with a Purple Heart. Private First Class Kham Xiong of North St. Paul was among 13 people killed at the Texas military base in November 2009. The 23-year-old was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

05/15/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Minnesota

You don’t know Minnesota until you’ve been to these local museums.

03/28/2015

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Spring Break At The Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is gearing up for spring break! The museum is hosting special Spring Break Family Days Tuesday through Friday from March 24 through April 3.

03/17/2015

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Hmong History Comes Alive At Minnesota History Center

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center highlights the Hmong experience in Minnesota. “We Are Hmong” opens Saturday and is free with general admission to the center. Wameng Moua, the center’s Hmong cultural advisor, says the exhibit is designed for young and old alike.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 7)

Cars, hockey, dresses and the ultimate list of quintessential dishes of Minnesota’s top restaurants Here are the links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed packed hour.

03/07/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Post-Turkey Thanksgiving Weekend Options

You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty.

11/24/2014

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Best Budget Attractions In Minnesota

It is not much fun to be new in town and on a budget. Do not despair, but read on because these five attractions can fill up a week-long schedule.

11/15/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Dia De Los Muertos

Over the last couple of weeks, I took a look at Halloween events around the Twin Cities. This week, let’s take a look at another type of celebration occurring this weekend. Dia de los Muertos, […]

10/29/2014

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Dave Ray Tribute Concert Set Nov. 9 In St. Paul

Red House Records will stage a St. Paul concert next month honoring the late folk-blues musician Dave “Snaker” Ray. The concert will feature Ray’s former bandmates and admirers. Among those scheduled to perform are “Spider” John Koerner, Tony Glover, Charlie Parr, Camille Baudoin of the Radiators, the John Beach Band, and Willie Murphy and Ray’s brother, Max Ray.

10/25/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Minnesota

Hispanic Heritage Month gives us a way to enjoy savory food, appreciate art, celebrate with dance and song and honor those who are no longer with us.

09/29/2014

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Labor Day Weekend: Beyond The Fair

It arrives all too quickly, but alas, it’s here: Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. If you’ve already made your pilgrimages to the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, what else can you do on this glorious long weekend? Plenty.

08/28/2014

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Guard Becomes First African-American Brigadier General In MN

The Minnesota Air National Guard is making history by promoting the first African-American to the rank of Brigadier General. David Hamlar has not only been a successful member of the air guard for more than 25 years, he has also had a successful civilian career as a surgeon.

08/18/2014

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State Hosts Medical Marijuana Meet-Up

Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota’ new medical marijuana program? It’s not so simple.

08/08/2014

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Burning Interest In Medical Pot Means Bigger Venue

Intense interest in Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program has prompted the state to move a Friday conference for potential manufacturers to a larger venue. Friday’s conference has been moved from a room in the state Department of Revenue building near the Capitol to a ballroom at the Minnesota History Center.

08/06/2014

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Best Stores In Minnesota For Fourth Of July Paraphernalia

Get ready for the 4th of July with patriotic items from these five best places in Minnesota.

06/24/2014

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Educational Summer Activities For Kids In Minnesota

Summer is a good time for children to expand their awareness of the world outside winter classrooms.

06/13/2014

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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Minnesota

Treat dear old dad to a day out! This June 15th, celebrate him with one of these picks for a great Father’s Day activity in Minnesota.

06/06/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Toys

The fun factor is pretty high at the exhibit that just opened at the Minnesota History Center: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s (or as a History Center staffer put it, “From the Cold War to Star Wars”).

05/27/2014

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Best Museums For Dates In Minnesota

See why a date to metro-area museums can be really fun.

05/26/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

This isn’t just any weekend. A lot of you have an extra day because of the Memorial Day holiday. Jason Matheson has some ideas on how to fill up your weekend with fun.

05/22/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-21-14

Minneapolis gets the SUPER BOWL! Highlights from today’s show can be found by clicking the link above!

05/21/2014

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Wander, Minnesota: Spring Break Staycations

Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;

03/14/2014

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